Itinerary: The “Soak in Warm Waters” Tour


Visitors to Hot Springs are always telling the locals “I wish I had planned to spend more time here.” To assist you in planning your Black Hills or Hot Springs trip, we’ve curated special itineraries you might be interested in! We’ll be highlighting these itineraries over the next couple of weeks. For each itinerary, we’ve also included a handful of related attractions and activities that may interest you and invite you to stay multiple nights and combine itineraries or mix & match to fit YOUR interests!

Evans Plunge Mineral Springs: 1 Hour

Rise early to soak in Evans Plunge’s warm mineral spring water. Your pass is good all day so you can return anytime you want for more!

Breakfast at Mornin’ Sunshine: ½ Hour

Mornin’ Sunshine Coffee offers both coffee and tea blends, as well as pastries, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and other special menu items, all in a trendy, modern café atmosphere that’s made it one of the most highly rated Hot Springs coffee stops on TripAdvisor.

Downtown Hot Springs: 1 Hour

Explore downtown Hot Springs in style! Be sure to stop in at Earth Goods Natural Foods, to stock up on herbal goods, natural products and food for lunch. You can explore Lucy & The Green Wolf’s array of high-quality, repurposed and environmentally-conscious goods, Wonderment Gardens, an herbal apothecary, is another great place to stop for remedies, and Juju’s Naturals handmade soaps and bath bombs are worth taking home with you!


Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary: 2-3 Hours

The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, a preserve for both wild horses and prairie lands located south of Hot Springs on Highway 71, is the perfect spot to reconnect with the world as it once was. Take a guided tour and not only get up close and personal with wild mustangs but also explore Native American historic and cultural sites.

Picnic Lunch at Cascade Falls/Keith Park: ½ Hour

On your way back into town, stop to picnic at Cascade Falls, the local “swimming hole.” The water is cooler than in town, but still refreshing, and in a beautiful natural environment to boot!

Kidney Springs: ½ Hour

Bring a water bottle (you can purchase special ones at the Visitor Center in the old train depot!) – Kidney Springs’ crisp, clear warm mineral spring water has been sampled by thousands over the years and we invite you to taste it yourself.

Art Galleries: 1-3 Hours

Hot Springs is proud to be the home of a number of fine art galleries with expansive and eclectic collections to view – and maybe even take home with you! Visit at your own pace, the Morris Grand Gallery, Blue Horn Gallery, and Chautauqua Artisans Market, all located in downtown Hot Springs!

Massage/Spa/Yoga/Acupuncture: 1 ½ Hours

Spend the afternoon treating yourself to your choice of a massage, yoga, acupuncture, or a spa! Check out the “Healthy Living” section of our business directory (Page #) for full listings of the opportunities available to you here in Hot Springs!

Dinner: 1891 Steakhouse & Bistro or Woolly’s Grill & Cellar

Pick a sit-down dinner experience only Hot Springs can offer – in an historic sandstone building, or with the stunning view of the Seven Sisters Mountain Range! PS – if you stop at Woolly’s, order locally crafted brew!

Evans Plunge Mineral Springs: 1 Hour

Return to Evans Plunge after dinner for one final dip in the warm mineral spring water – the perfect way to end a day!

Stay overnight at one of Hot Springs’ hotel accommodations!

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